Greatest Ever: Rugby Union: Best Rugby Team Of All Time

Barney Corkhill@@BarneyCorkhillSenior Writer IAugust 17, 2008

The 17th installment of my Greatest Ever series is here!

In this series I will look at the greatest talents to grace various sports. This time I continue to look at Rugby Union.

Over the past week and a half or so I have been counting down the top players in every position. I am going to take the top player from every category (or top two if there are two spaces to be filled) and create my all-time rugby XV.

1. Loose Head Prop - Os du Randt (RSA)

2. Hooker - Sean Fitzpatrick (NZ)

3. Tight Head Prop - Jason Leonard (ENG)

4. Second Row - Martin Johnson (c) (ENG)

5. Second Row - Colin Meads (NZ)

6. Blindside Flanker - Francois Pienaar (RSA)

7. Openside Flanker - Michael Jones (NZ)

8. No. 8 - Zinzan Brooke (NZ)

9. Scrum Half - Gareth Edwards (WAL)

10. Fly Half - Jonny Wilkinson (ENG)

11. Left Wing - Jonah Lomu (NZ)

12. Inside Centre - Danie Gerber (RSA)

13. Outside Centre - Philippe Sella (FRA)

14. Right Wing - David Campese (AUS)

15. Fullback - Serge Blanco (FRA)

Representatives:

1. New Zealand - 5

2. England - 3

= South Africa - 3

4. France - 2

5. Wales - 1

= Australia - 1


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